Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 2 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka becomes the first foreigner to win the Yellow Jersey in the history of Tour of Eritrea

Stage 2 winner Van Rensburg also won the Red, Green and Yellow Jersey of the Tour of Eritrea

By MTN-Qhubeka,

Following on from his teammate Jani Tewelde’s first stage win at the Tour of Eritrea on Wednesday 30 May, Jacques Janse van Rensburg ensured that the MTN-Qhubeka Team took another stage win as took first place on the podium after a hot and gruelling second stage from Massawa to Asmara.

The blazing hot conditions of stage one continued through to the second stage of the race, which was a 115km stretch that included a daunting 60km climb along Seydichi Pass.

“Jacques Janse Van Rensburg demonstrated again on today’s stage just why he must be one of this continent’s best climbers by ascending to victory on a brutal 60km climb,” says MTN-Qhubeka Team Manager Kevin Campbell. Continue reading


Jani Tewelde of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 1 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

For the first time in the Tour of Eritrea history, a foreign team snatched the Yellow Jersey from our national team [… well… with the help of an Eritrean of course]

Jani Tewelde upsets Tour of Eritrea Yellow Jersey tradition

By TesfaNews,

MTN-Qhubeka’s promising rider, Jani Tewelde has won the 89km long stage one competition of the Tour of Eritrea at a time of 2:25’42”. He comfortably took the lead in this UCI 2.2 rated race.

The win is also the first Yellow Jersey win for Jani Tewelde and his team. This phenomenon makes him the first foreign team player to win the Yellow Jersey, for the first time, in the history of the Tour of Eritrea.

Mekseb Debesay from team Red Sea Camels and Yemane Bereket from Eritrean National Team finished second and third respectively followed by MTN-Qhubeka’s Tesfay AbrahaContinue reading

President Al-Bashir Thrilled by his Three Days Eritrea Visit

Thanks to accomplishing development tasks on the basis of self-reliance, the Eritrean people are on the path of realizing its goals: Pres. Al-Bashir

By TesfaNews,

President Omar Hassan Al-Beshir of the Republic of Sudan has expressed his at most appreciation at the end of his three days state visit to Eritrea on the occasion of the country’s 21st anniversary celebrations of Independence Day.

In the course of their meeting with Presidents Isaias, the two leaders discussed a range of issues of interest to the two countries including but not limited to bilateral relations, developments in Sudan, as well as regional and international issues.  Continue reading

President of Uganda Arrives in Asmara (Update)

Last year in August, President Musevini invited President Afwerki for a three days state visit

By TesfaNews,

After two days from hosting the President of the Republic of the Sudan for a three days state visit, President Isaias Afwerki has also invited the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni for a two days official state visit.

Up on arrival today at the Asmara International Airport, the Ugandan leader was accorded warm welcome by President Isaias. The welcoming ceremony also involved salute of the Guard of Honor.  Continue reading

Zenawi’s Parliament Speech Angered Muslims; Five Killed During Protest

In a move that appears designed to extort Western money and support in the name of fighting extremism, the regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is inflaming the Muslim population that has largely been moderate and peaceful.

Ethiopian Muslims angered by the heavy-handed interference and deceptive speech by Meles Zenawi, staged one of the largest rallies on April 27 after Friday prayers

By Yuunus Hajji Mul’ataa,

Police on Friday killed five protesters, including an elderly scholar, in Assasa town in central Ethiopia in the ongoing Ethiopian Muslim “anti-Ahbashism” protests that have spanned 13 weeks. In the Ethiopian capital on Friday, the major mosques of Addis Ababa and the streets were taken by a wave of protesters that chanted: “We want our rights! Stop Ahbashism campaign! Allahu Akbar!!”

The protestors strongly denounced the continued government interference in the religious affairs and said, “We must elect our religious leaders by ourselves. Continue reading

‘Disgruntled’ Eritrean Exile Groups Exposed


By TesfaNews,

For the past several days, the Eritrean-wanna-be-opposition groups that are based and funded by Ethiopia and the west has been busy of their usual misinformation campaign. But what makes this latest ‘fairytale’ different from the previous ones was, it perfectly exposed their bankrupt and corrupt nature. Continue reading

Eritrea Will “Never” Negotiate on the Final and Binding Court Ruling: President Afwerki

The following is a briefing made by President Isaias Afwerki on ERI-TV today (25) concerning Ethiopia’s recents attack inside Ertrea and other related issues in the region


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